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Michelle Collier

Writer, illustrator & printmaker

I'm a creative writer and self-taught printmaker based in my home studio in Manchester, UK. 

Whether it's with a pen or a blade, I love working with my hands, and much of my practice involves hand-drawn illustration, relief printmaking and hand-cut paper art.

With a lifelong love of storytelling, both my writing and visual work tends towards the mythical and mystical. The tall tales we tell in the dark... the stories we spin to soothe ourselves... the strange folklore that endures through the ages... all of these things find their way into my work. 

Much of the work you'll find on my site focuses on the print side of my practice. But I also work in digital storytelling and scriptwriting. I'm especially interested in immersive stories, interactive fiction and narrative-led game experiences.

✋Hands at work 🤚for today’s #marchmeett

Photo by Ed Power

Drop me a line to say hello or chat about a project!

Selected events & exhibitions


Commissioned Artist, GM Covid Commissions


Manchester Print Fair x Design Manchester Festival

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Exhibiting Artist, Let’s Paint the Town Red

Plant NOMA, Manchester

Exhibiting Artist, Manchester Print Fair

Exhibiting Artist, The Manchester Open

HOME, Manchester

Writers Room, Immersive GameLab

StoryFutures & NFTS


Artist / Writer in Residence, Bookshops for All

George Street Community Bookshop, Glossop, supported by ACE

Manchester Cathedral

Artist cohort, Intro to Virtual Tools

MIF / Factory International

Writers room, Writing for Immersive Binaural Audio

StoryFutures Academy


Artist / Writer in Residence, Festival of Libraries

Manchester City of Literature


Exhibiting Artist, Manchester Print Fair

Manchester Cathedral

Storytellers United Hackjam (winning team)

Part of Digital Cities, Manchester

Exhibiting Artist, Spooky Print Fair

Stockport Hat Museum

Exhibiting Artist, Etsy Made Local

The People's History Museum, Manchester


Exhibiting Artist, Manchester Print Fair x Design Manchester

Campfield Market Hall, Manchester


NQXmas (street art installation)

OutHouse Substation, Manchester

24 Days of Lever St (window installation)

Northern Quarter, Manchester

Screened & selected

Irene (2016) 

Blind Date/Matchmaker (2016)

Written by:

Michelle Collier

Directed by:

Eleanor Marechal



London Short Film Festival

Underwire Festival

London Golden Scout IFF

Indie Hype


Best Experimental Short, London Film Festival

Exhibiting Artist, Manchester Print Fair

Manchester Cathedral

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